Appointed for a six-year mandate from 1 March 2018
CSc Candidate of Science, DSc: Doctor of Science approved by the Academy, corresp. member of HAS: corresponding member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, HRC: Hungarian Rectors’ Conference, UP: university professor, CP: college professor, EMMI: Ministry of Human Capacities, DOSZ: National Union of Doctoral Students, HÖOK: National Union of Students in Hungary
Permanently invited delegates
Expert committees for disciplines
- Medical and Health Sciences
- Social sciences
- Natural sciences
Other expert committees
- University professorships and doctoral training
- Quality Assurance
- Teacher training
At its plenary meeting on 19 July 2019 the HAC elected the new members of its International Advisory Board. The task of the Board is to follow the work of the HAC and to provide guidance, especially in its annual meetings where, based on the HAC’s annual report and other documents, the Board issues Recommendations. The HAC may also ask the Board on occasion by mail to recommend experts for its external evaluations and to consult on other issues.
The members of the Board are
- Tove Bull, Norway, linguistics. Former rector of Tromsø University, former member of the Steering Committee of the European University Association Institutional Evaluation Program (EUA IEP). Professor Bull was a member of the review panel of the HAC for ENQA membership in 2008. (On the HAC Advisory Board since 2016.)
- Guy Haug, France, political science and law from the University of Strasbourg, MBA from the University of Ottawa. Advisor to governments, international organisations, QA agencies, universities and higher education networks. Advisor to EUA in designing and setting up the “Bologna Process”, advisor to the European Commission for the inception and implementation of the ERASMUS Programme. Member of the Appeals Board of AQ Austria.
- Achim Hopbach, Austria, history. Managing director of the Austrian Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation, previously managing director of the German Accreditation Council, from 2009 to 2013 president of ENQA. (On the HAC Advisory Board since 2014.)
- Lieudvika Leisyte, Germany, public policy. Professor at Dortmund University’s Center for Higher Education, previously researcher at the Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS) at Twente University, The Netherlands. (On the HAC Advisory Board since 2014.)
- Lucka Lorber, Slovenia, geography. Vice-Rector for Quality Development at Maribor University, an external expert evaluator of the National Agency for Quality Assurance of Slovenia (NAKVIS) and in the pool of experts of EUA IEP. (On the HAC Advisory Board since 2016.)
- Hubertus (Bert) Roebben, Belgium and Germany, received his doctorate in theology from the Catholic University, Leuven. Currently professor at the Catholic Faculty of Bonn University and holds the chair of the Department of Religious Education, Religious Adult Education and Homiletics. Acted as expert to the Council of Europe for education seminars in the Ukraine and chaired the Religious Education Association in the U.S.
- Norma Ryan, Ireland, biochemistry. Former director of the Quality Promotion Unit at the National University of Ireland, University College Cork, former vice-dean of the Sciences Faculty. Participated and chaired international quality reviews, including for EUA IEP. Participated in the ENQA review panel for the evaluation of HAC in 2013 and the chaired the panel in 2018.
- Mieczyslav Socha, Poland, economics. Professor at the University of Warsaw and former vice-president of the Polish accreditation commission PKA. Former Board member of INQAAHE and CEENQA. (On the HAC Advisory Board since 2014.)
The International Advisory Board (IAB) of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee held its annual meeting 26-27 October 2018 . The Friday meeting was devoted to the recommendations of the ENQA panel and HAC actions needed, as well as the planned HAC Strategy 2019-2024. On Saturday, the participants discussed the work of the HAC in the past year and actions taken on the IAB 2017 Recommendations.
The 2018 IAB Recommendations are available here.
The International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee held its annual meeting at the HAC offices on 10 November 2017. The items on the agenda and the meeting documents comprised the HAC Annual Report 2016/17; the draft Self-Assessment Report for the ENQA review the HAC will undergo in spring 2018; and the Follow-up on the 2016 Board Recommendations. Concluding the meeting the Board issued its 2017 Recommendations.
The annual meeting of the International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee took place on 28-29 October 2016. The Friday afternoon meeting, where several HAC members participated, was devoted to the discussion of strategic issues. The Saturday morning session focused on the work of the HAC in the past year, with the participation of former President Ervin Balázs.
During the dinner with the Board and HAC members, President Csépe thanked the Board members, and especially the outgoing ones, for their dedicated work and expert advice over their past terms. The Board’s recommendations are available here.
The International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee meets annually with the assignment to review the work of the HAC in the preceding year as well as to discuss and comment on topical issues relating to the HAC. The 2015 meeting took place on 30 and 31 October. On Friday afternoon, members of the HAC and the Hungarian Advisory Board of the HAC participated to discuss the strategic options available to the HAC after having completed its 3rd cycle of institutional accreditation. The Saturday meeting was devoted as usual to reviewing the work of the HAC in the past year. The Board’s Recommendations can be read here.
The International Advisory Board of the HAC sat for its annual meeting at the HAC offices on 31 October-1 November 2014. In the Friday session, held after the HAC plenary meeting, seven HAC members, Gábor Szabó representing the Hungarian Rectors’ Conference, and Gergely Bohátka representing the Ministry of Human Resources, attended. HAC President Ervin Balázs informed the Board about legislative changes that are hoped to pave the way for the HAC’s renewal of ENQA membership. On Saturday, the Board discussed the HAC’s work in the past year, and formulated its recommendations, which can be read here.
The International Advisory Board of the Hungarian Accreditation Committee held its annual meeting in Budapest at the HAC offices on 25-26 October 2013. Several HAC members and members of the Hungarian Advisory Board of external stakeholders also attended the first day of the meeting. The International Advisory Board has made its Recommendations, available here.
The HAC’s International Advisory Board held its annual meeting in Budapest on 26-27 October 2012. Nine HAC members attended the first day meeting having an intensive discussion with Board members. HAC President Ervin Balázs informed the Board about the composition and tasks of the new HAC in office since March this year. The Board discussed the HAC report on 2011/12 activities, and issues related to the coming external evaluation of HAC. The Board’s recommendations can be read here.
The 2011 meeting of the International Advisory Board was held on October 28-29. The focus this year, in addition to a review of the HAC’s work, was the draft higher education law and the status of the HAC as an independent body of experts. The Board’s Recommendations are available here.
The Board held its annual meeting in Budapest at the HAC offices on October 29-30, 2010. Based on the documents sent to the Board in advance and the discussions at the meeting, the Board formulated its Recommendations.
The Board held its annual meeting in Budapest at the HAC offices on October 9-10, 2009. Based on the documents sent to the Board in advance and the discussions at the meeting, the Board formulated its Recommendations.
The Board held its 2008 meeting at the HAC offices on 23-24 November. It reviewed the HAC’s work in the past year and reflected on its external evaluation and Action Plan.
The Board held its 2006 meeting on May 30-31, 2006 at Debrecen University. The University had just concluded its external evaluation by the HAC and the Board met with members of the evaluation team and with evaluated university participants to learn about their experiences in the evaluation process. The Board’s Recommendations for this and the HAC’s work can be read here.
The Board held ist 2005 meeting on April 15-16. On Friday it met with the presidium of the HAC, while on Saturday it held its regular annual meeting. The Board’s Recommendations for 2005 can be read here. The Reflections of the HAC to the Recommendations can be read here.
The Board held its 2004 meeting on May 29. On May 28 it participated in the afternoon session of the HAC’s pleanry meeting. For the Board’s recommendations for 2004 please click here.
The annual meeting of the International Advisory Board of HAC took place on May 17. 2003. The negotiations thematically followed the topics highlighted in the annual report of HAC. As a conclusion of the meeting, the Board published its recommendations.
Hungarian Advisory Board
HAS – Hungarian Academy of Sciences